The Seasonal Population Dynamics of the Cyclopoid Copepods (Cyclopoida, Cyclopidae) in Ponds of Kyiv Region (Ukraine)

Gaponova, L. P.



The seasonal variation of faunistic complexes of cyclopids has been monitored over 20072010 in ponds of tributary of the Vita River. The results of our investigation showed that eurythermal complex of cyclopid species dominated in all seasons except for summer period. In contrast to the previous studies, in summer period warm-water stenothermal complex of cyclopid species were the most abundant and reached the highest cyclopid numbers.